Palaces & BuildingsThe Queen

The Queen's Assistant Private Secretary becomes the latest senior Buckingham Palace official to resign

The Queen’s Assistant Private Secretary, Samantha Cohen, has resigned – the latest senior Buckingham Palace aide to leave the Royal Household in a matter of weeks. Ms Cohen was widely seen in royal circles as Her Majesty’s No 3, but handed her notice in following the resignation of The Queen’s Private Secretary, Sir Christopher Geidt last week. Ms Cohen has been working in…
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Palaces & BuildingsSweden

Taking a look at Haga Palace

Haga Palace, the current home of the Crown Princess Family of Sweden, is located in Haga Park in Solna, Sweden. It was built in 1802 and designed by King Gustav IV Adolf’s commissioned architect, Carl Christoffer Gjörwell. Haga Palace (or Haga Slott), located just north of Gustav III’s Pavilion, was modelled after ballet-master Gallidiers Italian villa at Drottningholm Palace. The…
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Palaces & Buildings

Dutch royal palace due to be converted into hotel

A Dutch palace is to be partly converted into a hotel following a bid of 1.7 million euros. The purchase follows a competition in which the government sought to find a new function for Soestdijk Palace. Over a hundred ideas for the future of the palace were submitted and narrowed down to three. The Eden Soestdijk which was inspired by the Eden Project in England would have developed a biodome of…
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The Royal Tennis Court at Hampton Court

The Royal Tennis Court at Hampton Court Palace will host its inaugural Real Tennis Champions Trophy between 11-16 July 2017, with the world-class competitors draw being reduced down to the eight top-ranking players from the UK, United States, Australia and France. The qualifying rounds open on 11 July, with a pro-am tournament on 12 July, resulting in three tournament days which conclude with the…
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